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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Packers barely beat Lions 23-20 to earn first-round bye

Dec. 29, 2019 11:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Aaron Rodgers was on the money when Green Bay needed him most, overcoming one of his worst games this season. Rodgers threw a short and accurate pass to Aaron Jones, whose 31-yard reception set up Mason Crosby's 33-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Packers to a 23-20 win over the...

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33) celebrates his 1-yard touchdown run with teammate linebacker Jason Cabinda during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Emotional day for Lions following death of Jones' son

Dec. 29, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions played their last game of the season with heavy hearts. One night earlier, the team had announced the death of wide receiver Marvin Jones' son Marlo. There was a moment of silence at Ford Field before Sunday's game against Green Bay, and the Lions turned in an inspired...

The Latest: Oakland's playoff hopes are barely alive

Dec. 29, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 17 in the NFL (all times EST): 5:55 p.m. Oakland's playoff picture update: That remote chance of sneaking into the postseason is looking even more remote. First, the Raiders are losing 10-3 to Denver at halftime. They must win to have a shot at clinching the final AFC playoff spot. But the...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) throws against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Lock, Lindsay lead Broncos to 27-17 win over reeling Lions

Dec. 22, 2019 9:17 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — By his own critique, Drew Lock's celebratory shuffle dance was shaky at best. His fancy footwork on the field, though, was anything but jittery. The rookie quarterback stood out even above those hard-to-miss, all-orange uniforms worn by the Denver Broncos. Lock threw a sh ovel pass to...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston signals during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Winston throws 4 TDs, helps Buccaneers beat Lions 38-17

Dec. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jameis Winston is making quite a case to stay in Tampa Bay. Winston became the first player in NFL history to throw for 450 yards in consecutive games, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 38-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He threw three touchdowns in the first half — four...

Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough (10) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

After strong Blough debut, Vikes say 'whoa' in win vs. Lions

Dec. 8, 2019 7:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first three plays for David Blough and the Detroit Lions on Sunday were an ominous sign. The rookie quarterback's first two passes were deflected at the line of scrimmage. Then he was sacked for a 6-yard loss. The Minnesota Vikings made sure there would be no repeat of...

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

McManus furious he didn’t get shot at record field goal

Dec. 3, 2019 1:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Brandon McManus looked up and saw the bright orange streamers atop the goal posts hugging the yellow uprights in the north end zone. Perfect, he thought. No wind. Thirty degrees. One second before halftime. This was the moment he'd waited for, a shot at history. As he mapped out his steps for...

Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Blough impressive in defeat in debut for Lions

Nov. 28, 2019 7:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — David Blough gave this uninspiring Thanksgiving matchup a much-needed jolt. That wasn’t enough for the Detroit Lions, who lost yet again despite a stirring debut from their third-string quarterback. Blough settled in immediately, throwing a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay on...

Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins takes selfies with fans during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-16. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Redskins come back to beat Lions; Haskins misses final snap

Nov. 24, 2019 5:55 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins picked up his first NFL victory but inexplicably didn’t take the final snap in victory formation. Haskins was celebrating the Washington Redskins’ 19-16 comeback win over the Detroit Lions by taking a selfie with a fan who was in the first row. The only...